Harner Walk Off Double Lifts Norse Past Apaches

The Northfield and Wabash baseball teams took the field at Northfield Wednesday with the Norse getting a walk off double from Blake Harner in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Wabash 8-7.

Each team would score a run in the first. In the top of the inning Kaleb Kelsheimer led off the game bring hit by a pitch and quickly stole second and third. With one out Robert Irgang would single home Kelsheimer for a 1-0 lead. The Norse would even the score in the bottom when Cole Rosen led off drawing a walk. With one out and Rosen would score on a passed ball to make it 1-1.

Northfield would take the lead in the second. With two outs Trevor Burnsworth would single and scored on a Jacob Truman home run to make it 3-1.

The Apaches would get a run back in the third. With one out Trenton Daughtry would walk and take second on a botched pick off attempt. Daughtry would then steal third before an Irgang grounder scored Daughtry to make it 3-2. Northfield would get the run back in the bottom of the inning. Braden Ripplinger would reach on a dropped third strike. With two outs and Ripplinger on third Matt Coe would reach on an error with Ripplinger scoring to make it 4-2.

Back came the Apaches in the top of the fourth. With one out Reese Samons would single and was followed by a Justin Beauchamp walk. The two runners would then pull off the double steal before a Kaleb Kelsheimer fly ball scored Samons to make it 4-3. The Norse would get the run back in the bottom of the inning on a Burnsworth lead off home run.

Wabash would plate a run in the fifth. Daughtry would reach on an error and advance to second on a second error. Irgang would the be hit by a pitch before a pop up made it one out. With runners on the corners Wabash would again pull off the double steal with Daughtry scoring to make it 5-4. The Norse would plate a couple runs in the bottom. Hartman would lead off with a single and steal second. Jared Vigar would then reach on a dropped third strike with Hartman racing home for a 6-4 lead. With one out Harner would reach on an error before a single from Burnsworth scored Vigar to make it 7-4.

The Apaches would draw within one in the sixth when Clayton Floor was hit by a pitch before Samons hit a shot over the left field monster to close the gap to 7-6.

In the seventh Irgang would lead off reaching on an error with a Kory Fuller grounder moving Irgang to second. Kallen Kelsheimer would then single home Irgang to tie the score 7-7. Relief pitcher Trevor Burnsworth would get out of the inning to set up the exciting finish. With one out Coe would single before Harner sent a shot to the right field fence with Coe rounding the bases to score the winning run.

Roster PA AB H TB 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R BB
Macauley Miller 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jared Vigar 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Chance Hartman 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Blake Harner 4 4 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Jacob Truman 3 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
Trevor Burnworth 3 3 3 6 2 0 0 1 2 2 0
Cole Rosen 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Matt Coe 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Braden Ripplinger 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Roster IP H BB K R ER
Sam Burcroff 6.1 3 3 7 7 4
Trevor Burnworth 0.2 1 0 1 0 0

 

Roster PA AB H TB 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R BB
Clayton Floor 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Trenton Daughtry 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Kaleb Kelsheimer 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Kallen Kelsheimer 4 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Reece Samons 3 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 2 2 0
Justin Beauchamp 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Robert Irgang 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Braxton Rowley 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jared Holley 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kory Fuller 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Roster IP H BB K R ER
Trenton Daughtry 6.1 10 3 8 8 6

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